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Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,601
Posted By mykytiukr
Rodents!

After a few years of different repellants with marginal success I have came upon a combination of the plug-in ultrasonic devices and a box of dryer sheets every couple months. That sawdust lookin’...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-25-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,233
Posted By mykytiukr
Some folks worry too much!

Yea a few blocks will be fine. I wouldn’t recommend going out on a highway though. I once moved my 24 ft 4500 lb Tradewind about seven miles with a Subaru Outback. All rural county roads and I don’t...
Forum: On The Road... 10-29-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,540
Posted By mykytiukr
Yea! What he said!!!!

Having been a driver myself for the most part since ‘78 this quote says it all!!! Back in the day you never had to be concerned with a big truck doing something stupid! Just had to watch the four...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 08-17-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By mykytiukr
Enough Power!

Yep it should be fine! On my ‘65 this is all it has. I have a small 110 frig and all LED interior lights and no easy start. I can run the AC on high all day as long as nobody turns on a hair dryer,...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 08-07-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By mykytiukr
Oh yea!!! Using alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer or...

Oh yea!!! Using alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer or ISO HEET is very flammable!!! It is like using gasoline. Let it evaporate (it does very quickly) before lighting the stove or a smoke!
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 08-07-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,640
Posted By mykytiukr
Well....I have been trucking since this...

Well....I have been trucking since this started.....10k miles per month....all over the country! While I believe masks are good, not touching anything directly like a door handle or a faucet is more...
Forum: On The Road... 08-05-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By mykytiukr
If you get through Reno checkout Harrah’s Auto...

If you get through Reno checkout Harrah’s Auto Museum!
Forum: On The Road... 07-08-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,031
Posted By mykytiukr
All truck stops are open!

Can get noisy though! I am on the road 2500 to 3500 miles every week and have been all year. Been seeing more and more RVs each week. Not like last year at this time but it’s getting there! ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-27-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,729
Posted By mykytiukr
Longbox!

Glad you opted for a long box! Bought my first crewcab longbox in 1986 and have never been without one. Never for a second did I ever think I should have anything shorter!!!! Well...gas or diesel? My...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-08-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 868
Posted By mykytiukr
Hole in the frame?

No problem whatsoever!!! Heavy trucks have the same type of frame and there are always dozens of holes in the vertical part of the frame to attach whatever component needs to be there. NEVER drill...
Forum: On The Road... 01-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,105
Posted By mykytiukr
California Bug Stations!

Having gone through these California Agricultural Inspections at least 100 times with the big truck I can say that the above posts are pretty accurate. Chances are that most of your produce stash...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,962
Posted By mykytiukr
Little Truck Big Trailer!

While it is uncommon to see this in the upper midwest of the U.S......I have! What is a little more common but not much is using a large tractor as the TV moving loaded grain hoppers around. Pretty...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-15-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 20,024
Posted By mykytiukr
Death Wobble!

Seems like when this happens it’s always a Ford! And I have experienced it also. Yep...It was an F350. The cure? If everything seems fine and a mechanic can’t find a problem....adjust it for a little...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-06-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,884
Posted By mykytiukr
Water?

I really think somebody is FOS if they are saying that water got anywhere near the mechanical parts of a modern diesel unless something was purposely bypassed. I have been working on and driving...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-23-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,149
Posted By mykytiukr
Traffic!

Well...since I drive just about every Interstate in the country including I-95 for a living and have been for the last 40 years, I am a self appointed expert on traffic. The occasional RV driving a...
Forum: On The Road... 11-04-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,598
Posted By mykytiukr
Traveling to Alaska on the paved roads is one...

Traveling to Alaska on the paved roads is one thing and I highly encourage it! As a veteran of 400+ trips on the Dalton and 2 on the Dempster, all in a big truck of course, The hundreds of miles on...
Forum: Tires 10-31-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,582
Posted By mykytiukr
Cheaper than you think!

Well....on my two axle Tradewind I paid $49 each for four new 15 inch rims from ebay. Then $78 each for four new SUV type tires on sale at Walmart with free mounting. Four new wheel seals at about...
Forum: On The Road... 10-30-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,598
Posted By mykytiukr
Road trip Alaska!!!

I would!!! I have have made at least 25 round trips from the 48 to Alaska with the big truck and believe me you much safer driving through Canada and into Alaska than you are just about anywhere in...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 10-13-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 21,160
Posted By mykytiukr
They call ‘em “Door Swingers”

As a 42 year veteran (on and off) of operating big trucks all over North America I can assure anyone out there that the quality of the truck driver has gotten straight RIDICULOUS in the last decade...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-04-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By mykytiukr
Yes it IS a problem!!! Any manufacturer that does...

Yes it IS a problem!!! Any manufacturer that does welding on structural items like a frame are done under controlled conditions as in heli-arc welding, welding in a jig, stress relieved and so on....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-03-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,965
Posted By mykytiukr
Welding!

NO!!! Definitely do not weld to the frame especially between axles and the hitch! Drill and use bolts! And(very important) DO NOT drill into the flange part of the frame!!! Only to the webbing and...
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,241
Posted By mykytiukr
Hulett, Wyoming!

Never camped anywhere around there but I picked up a load of lumber in the small town of Hulett not far from Devils Tower. Took the slow tour going through town and it struck me as one of the places...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By mykytiukr
Rivet Sizing!

Check Aircraft Spruce & Specialties. I believe you can get any size rivet with just about size head on it.
Forum: On The Road... 08-04-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,048
Posted By mykytiukr
Usually Overinflated!

Ok, I am not a tire engineer. Back in the day when radial tires were becoming popular there were numerous articles published on this and I read every one I came across, and still do. Nowadays there...
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By mykytiukr
Just one more thing I’d like to mention! Back in...

Just one more thing I’d like to mention! Back in the day this was always the preferred route to get to California by the “old timers” when I-80/Donner was closed due to heavy snow. There has even...
Forum: On The Road... 08-02-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By mykytiukr
Feather River Canyon!

Consider going this route crossing into California! Check it out on the map. U.S 395 North from Reno then California Hwy 70 west through Quincy. 3000 foot lower elevation at the highest point and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 07-29-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,091
Posted By mykytiukr
You Woulda Been Alright!

You had less than 10% gasoline in the tank if you had filled it with diesel right away. Now if you filled it with gas that’s a different story! I do know that Mercedes back in the day would recommend...
Forum: Shipping & Export/Import 07-28-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,934
Posted By mykytiukr
Shipping!

All above are great ways to ship your Airstream! The one thing I’d like to add is if it needs to be loaded on a flatbed/stepdeck, the trucking company needs to load it from an equipment ramp. Backed...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 07-26-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,835
Posted By mykytiukr
Yep!!! And I’ve seen more than one in a pile...

Yep!!! And I’ve seen more than one in a pile alongside the road somewhere in thirty+ years of trucking!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-10-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,069
Posted By mykytiukr
AC without power!

Plenty of videos on youtube of people running a small AC from solar panels with links to everything they use!!!
On a side note: One marine deep cycle battery with an inverter ran my 110 volt small...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-03-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 15,801
Posted By mykytiukr
Location!

29 Palms?
Forum: Our Community 06-17-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,113
Posted By mykytiukr
Getting it home!

Plenty of good points above but I believe there is a lot of “hair splitting” going on here. Most states the plate stays with the vehicle and on to the new owner no matter what. Then a few like I know...
Forum: Our Community 06-15-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,113
Posted By mykytiukr
Totally agree!!! A month ago I picked up a used...

Totally agree!!! A month ago I picked up a used motorhome in Washington state and drove it to Wisconsin. Got pulled over in Fargo, ND for no front plate. Had a rear plate though. All I had with to...
Forum: Tires 06-14-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,755
Posted By mykytiukr
Hole!

By all means just have it repaired!!! Nowadays most if not all tire shops use a sort of combination patch and plug. The plug portion is forced through the hole from the inside and seals off any...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 06-13-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,827
Posted By mykytiukr
Vibration!

Have you tried getting the front tires balanced while on the truck? There are only two things that will cause a shimmy/vibration like you describe. The whole tire wheel hub assembly is out of balance...
Forum: On The Road... 06-07-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,938
Posted By mykytiukr
Sightings!

Well since I drive truck I am on the road 11 hours just about every weekday and more than half of that on a well traveled Interstate. My travels mostly take me from Minnesota to all points east and...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,314
Posted By mykytiukr
Repolish!

I do not believe it’s as bad as it looks. The coil cleaner is just some sort of acid which is used to CLEAN aluminum, copper or most any non-ferrous metals. Before you do any WET SANDING, use some...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-25-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By mykytiukr
Damaged Freight!

Well....I do not believe that the frame is bent but it did flex in a way it was never intended to which caused the rigid shell to buckle as it. It is definitely the fault of the trucking company....
Forum: Our Community 04-05-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,933
Posted By mykytiukr
Tail Swing!!!

Yes! This can also be an issue turning in city streets. Like if you are making a right turn from the right turn lane you may have a tendency to crowd to the left a bit which is fine unless there...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-19-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By mykytiukr
Charging!

Ok, my ‘65 has a 30 amp fuse between the TV hot wire and the battery. So, anything above a 30 amp draw may blow that fuse. I say “may” because the AS battery is sharing some of that load. Not sure...
Forum: Axles 02-28-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,788
Posted By mykytiukr
Grease vs Oil!

Well...I suppose you could! The bearings, hubs and seals I believe are the same just like they would be on a semi trailer and I have also worked on those quite extensively. Have converted those both...
Forum: On The Road... 02-27-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,488
Posted By mykytiukr
Portland!

Yes I believe this person may be your “go to” guy! Portland has always been my favorite city to truck to! However, it is not the Portland it used to be. It has a real homeless issue! Tents next to...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-26-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By mykytiukr
One more thing! If you are not exactly sure which...

One more thing! If you are not exactly sure which ones to order, just go down to the local major truckstop or truck parts store and buy ‘em. They don’t sell the cheaper knock-offs!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 02-26-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By mykytiukr
Triangles!!!

By all means! These are the most recognized roadside caution warning in North America! There are about 18 inches long each side, weighted so they won’t blow over and highly reflective!!! They...
Forum: On The Road... 02-25-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,107
Posted By mykytiukr
Ok!

Ok!
Forum: On The Road... 02-24-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,107
Posted By mykytiukr
Communication

Ok...I do not believe you are talking about the old school HAM radios which you can transmit and receive across the country and overseas, but maybe. Probably the VHF/FM Business Band radios like...
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,822
Posted By mykytiukr
Mud flaps!

Driving to Alaska and around the state to most destinations it is paved so whatever you would use for anywhere else will do fine. However, if you plan any adventure off the pavement like to Manley...
Forum: On The Road... 02-17-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,515
Posted By mykytiukr
Diamonds!!!

Yea!!! Go there and try your luck! There are local retirees and such that supplement their income by finding diamonds here.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-06-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,413
Posted By mykytiukr
Three row six doors!

I do know that the Ford dealer in Anchorage, Ak. sells them or used to anyway. Brand new zero miles full warranty. Nye Ford I believe.
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 02-03-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,866
Posted By mykytiukr
https://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-FFRE0533S1-Windo...

https://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-FFRE0533S1-Window-Mounted-Mini-Compact-Full-Function/dp/B01B4XUUDI Here is the link to the small AC unit he used.
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